What Time I Am Afraid

by Gale Alvarez on February 02, 2024

The enemy of trust is fear. I've heard some people say' "trust and fear can't live in the same place together," and wow, isn't that the truth. We need to do all we can to stay in trust and away from fear. But don't worry, the Lord gives us plenty of ammunition when it comes to fighting fear. When fear tries to invade your place with God, write these words upon your hearts:

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name." Isaiah 43:1 ESV

For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you." Isaiah 41:13 ESV

Psalm 56:3 (KJV) breaks it down in very basic and simple terms. The Scripture says, "What time I am, I will trust in thee." It doesn't get much simpler. What time I am afraid means there are times, and probably plenty of times, when fear tries to grip us-when fear tries to rob our trust and our faith. Fear is a force that magnifies the dark side of life. Actually, fear will put up a wall, a strong barrier, between you and God so you don't see the positive and only the negative side of a situation. Fear tries to make away your lifeline with God so that you think you have no help, no options, and no support. Trust is just the opposite; trust gives us hope, confidence, and the power of an almighty, loving God. Trust is a life changer.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:1-2 NIV

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7 KJV

Fear will make you feel like you are going to crumble in the hands of an enemy. Fear will make you feel like there's no hope; it will make you want to give up on pursuing your God-given dreams. When you come right down to it, fear is trying to separate you from God-from your relationship and access to the supernatural, beneficial resources you have in an almighty, all-powerful, compassionate, loving God. Remember, we are one with God: "But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him" (1 Corinthians 6:17 NLT). "Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God" (Romans 8:39 NLT). So, when God says "nothing" that means "nothing," and that means fear too.

Fear is like throwing sand in your eyes of faith; it prevents you from seeing the amazing power you have to your fingertips when you simply trust God. Trust and faith go together. When you trust God and faith in God's all-powerful abilities, there is nothing that can stop you from fulfilling your purpose in life-from succeeding in everything you put your hand to.

Don't give in to fear; fear is a lie from the pit of hell. Put on your glasses of faith, trust God, and get ready to run the race that brings joy, hope, happiness, and success in this life and in the life to come. Trust God, and live the life of fulfillment, a life that climbs mountains, walks on water, and soars to new heights for yourself and for others when you do this simple thing: TRUST GOD!

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 KJV

(Expert from 'Trust Changes Everything' by Gale Alvarez) 


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